Commentary

Read the latest commentary from The Advocate, the leading source for LGBT news and politics. Discover what public figures and pundits have to say about gay issues and topics that touch the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies. Find op-eds from columnists like HIV activist Tyler Curry or Advocate.com editors Michelle Garcia and Neal Broverman. The experts weigh in on the latest developments in the LGBT rights movement, and The Advocate offers an outlet for their commentary.
Op-ed: An Open Letter to My HIV

Op-ed: An Open Letter to My HIV

One man checks in with the virus in his body — and thanks it.

Op-ed: How Discrimination Affects Our Health

Op-ed: How Discrimination Affects Our Health

Plenty of LGBT progress has been made over the years, but health care is one area that still hits many of us hard.

Op-ed: Why It's Awesome to Be White in America

Op-ed: Why It’s Awesome to Be White in America

Didn’t we end racism when Barack Obama was elected? No? (Tyler Curry takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the state of race inequality.)

Op-ed: Why 'Looking' Is Now a Show Worth Watching

Op-ed: Why Looking Is Now a Show Worth Watching

Contrasting with the sleepy start of its first season, the HBO drama kicks off season 2 with sex, scandal, and issues that strike at the heart of what it means to be queer in America.

Op-ed: When Parents Are the Enemy

Op-ed: When Parents Are the Enemy

Suicide, reparative therapy, and the epidemic of LGBTQ youth homelessness.

Op-ed: I’m Sorry, But Your Husband IS Gay

Op-ed: I’m Sorry, But Your Husband Is Gay

One gay man who spent time researching the lives of gay Mormons already knows what TLC's upcoming show is all about.

Op-ed: Not a Straight White Man in Hollywood? Well, Good Luck

Op-ed: Not a Straight White Man? Good Luck in Hollywood

Chris Rock keenly addressed many of the racial hangups the entertainment history has held on to for years. Comedian and actor Jason Stuart says the same issues apply to LGBT roles and actors.

Op-ed: The Meaning of Leelah Alcorn's Death

Op-ed: The Meaning of Leelah Alcorn's Death

A transgender teenager took her life last week after being subjected to transphobic abuse from her family. Her death, however, has reminded many that LGBT youth need our help.

Op-ed: Trans Men's Voices Belong in the Trans Youth Suicide Conversation

Op-ed: Trans Men's Voices Belong in the Suicide Conversation

Within certain trans spaces, trans men have long been silenced — but this needs to end in the face of the ongoing trans suicide crisis.

Op-ed: Finding the Sacred in the Profane

Op-ed: Finding the Sacred in the Profane

A meditation on incarnation and the beauty of queer bodies on the 12th day of Christmas.

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